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Prison Quotes

The worst prison is not of stone. It is of a throbbing heart, outraged by an infamous life.

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 46

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 48

When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.

Mike Tyson
Total votes: 56

To be at peace in crime! Ah, who can thus flatter himself.

Voltaire
Total votes: 59

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
Total votes: 40

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards, as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Total votes: 32

In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 36

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 44

Any punishment that does not correct, that can merely rouse rebellion in whoever has to endure it, is a piece of gratuitous infamy which makes those who impose it more guilty in the eyes of humanity, good sense and reason, nay a hundred times more guilty than the victim on whom the punishment is inflicted.

Marquis de Sade
Total votes: 34

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 34

We have our own system, ... and journalists in our system are not put in prison for embarrassing the government by revealing things the government might not wish to have revealed. The important thing is that our system, under which journalists can write without fear or favor, should continue.

Chris Patten
Total votes: 60

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 34

It is not at the table, but in prison, that you learn who your true friends are.

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 57

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 63

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 31

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 39

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 35

I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.

Aeschylus
Total votes: 38

The reformative effect of punishment is a belief that dies hard, chiefly I think, because it is so satisfying to our sadistic impulses.
 

Bertrand Russell
Total votes: 84

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 38

It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their own kind.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 60

To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls is a very difficult thing. But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the one who tried the most to get me out of prison.
~Jim Bakker

Jim Bakker
Total votes: 41

The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable.
 

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 70

Nor cell, nor chain, nor dungeon speaks to the murderer like the voice of solitude.

Charles Robert Maturin
Total votes: 37


We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 35